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Music Poetry Vignettes

G Chord to C Chord

The C chord is a magical chord powerful from the get. I struggle with its shape but when my fingers nail it it defines the moment. It’s present. The G chord is just right like the swish of a basketball through a net. When it’s strummed reverberations flutter through my heart. It echoes through time. […]

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Beetle on a String

We looped a thread around the beetle’s body. It buzzed over our heads. Circling, circling, circling. No remorse. No retreat. Wasn’t about life. Wasn’t about a game. Was about the day, was about time. The Scarab Beetle, lost in the world. Found. Only to be handcuffed for being strong. Held down, flight cancelled for the night. The […]

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Notes Poetry

Today, I read a poem…

It was by Helena Lipstadt entitled “A Quarrel with the Village of My Birth.” The word “village” lured me in. I fell in love with each “Even her” – especially in the following line: “Even her avenues are lined with pikes.” Then I read each “Of course” and was compelled to share. Read “A Quarrel […]